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A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

Jim Wright's latest book is The Real James Bond , the biography of the ornithologist whose name Ian Fleming stole for his secret agent 007. He writes “The Bird Watcher” column...
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Laguna del Lagarto: Bird Photography in Costa Rica at its Best

Laguna del Lagarto: Bird Photography in Costa Rica at its Best

5 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Thanks to steadfast advances in optics and digital cameras, bird photography has become quite the popular way to appreciate birds. Unlike the old days of slide film and...
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Birding crème de la crème: Asia - Corbett to Taman Negara

Birding crème de la crème: Asia - Corbett to Taman Negara

7 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I bought a new rucksack yesterday and the first thing I checked when I brought it home was, how easily my spotting scope with a mounted window clamp fits in - test passed with...
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The Crow's Story

The Crow's Story

7 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Birds are intelligent, especially parrots and crow relatives - jays, nutcrackers, ravens, jackdaws and others. The Clark's Nutcracker stores conifer seeds in the late summer...
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A Brief History of Parrots

A Brief History of Parrots

8 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I read about a parrot that testified in court against the wife of his owner. The wife shot her husband and the parrot heard “don't shoot, don't shoot” which it repeated in...
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Parrots in My Costa Rican Neighborhood

Parrots in My Costa Rican Neighborhood

11 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Costa Rica is a country situated well south of the Tropic of Cancer and like most places without a winter, parrots are an essential part of the local avifauna. With 18 species...
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A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines - The Curator White Blend (2016)

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines - The Curator White Blend (2016)

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

This week's wine is a very easy-drinking white blend from the South African winery A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines. It's going to be a pretty easy post for us, too, as there's not...
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How to See Sunbitterns in Costa Rica

How to See Sunbitterns in Costa Rica

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

Some birds seem familiar but that's just because they are the ones we grew up with, the birds that were hopping or flying around the neighborhood. The familiar ones, the usual...
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Emotional Support Birds

Emotional Support Birds

One year ago   |   Ornithology

I'm not a fan of caged birds. I understand why people want to keep birds in cages and I don't have a particular problem with budgerigars, cockatoos, or canaries as they have...
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Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists, Continued

Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists, Continued

One year ago   |   Ornithology

Alexander Wilson, artist and “Father of American Ornithology” Before artists and naturalists knew much about ecology, they drew their pictures from specimens, not knowing much...
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For the Love of Trogons

For the Love of Trogons

2021 is turning out to be a good year for trogons. So far, one third of my weekly outings have involved trogon sightings, with their distinctive calls being heard on a few... Read more ...

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. A flash of orange streaked across my field of vision, landing at the top of a nearby tree. I whipped my... Read more ...

The Science of the Syrinx

The Science of the Syrinx

A little anatomy today. In Chicago when I was a kid of about 10, I was sitting on my home's front porch when a parakeet landed on my head, obviously an escapee. A tame and... Read more ...